There are hundreds of different sneakers tempting you to bring them home, but which pairs are especially covetable right now? To find out, I tapped an expert at StockX to reveal the top five best-selling women's sneakers released in the last six months ranked by market share—and the results might surprise you.
First, a bit of a primer: StockX describes itself as a "the world's first stock market of things." What does that mean, exactly? It's an online marketplace where you can buy and sell items in high demand, including sneakers, handbags, and watches, and like the stock market, prices constantly fluctuate. But if you were to peruse the women's shoe section right now, there would be one style you can't avoid. "The Blue Chill UNC Jordan 1 is the second best-selling sneaker on StockX so far this year, reselling for 150% over its retail price," a StockX representative told Who What Wear. Impressive, right?
"Another great example is the Jordan 1 Retro High Satin Shattered Backboard," the expert told us. "When it was released, it was trading at a high volume and quickly landed a spot as one of our top-selling sneakers. To this day, the sneaker has a high price premium of 146.3% average over retail. Scroll down for more insights on the top five sneaker styles right now, and shop more of our favorite shoes as well.
1. Jordan 1 Retro UNC Patent Sneakers
"This sneaker is inspired by Michael Jordan’s college days at the University of North Carolina," a StockX expert told us. "The shoe was released at this year’s All-Star Weekend, paying homage to the era of Michael Jordan’s life. On top of being a classic Jordan 1, plus the story behind the sneaker, it is no surprise that this Jordan 1 is the top-selling women’s sneaker on StockX thus far."
2. Jordan 1 Retro High Aleali May Court Lux Sneakers
"As Jordan Brand continues to release exclusive silhouettes for women, it tapped stylist, influencer, and frequent collaborator Aleali May to design this particular retro Jordan 1 featuring a suede color-blocked design and a removable fur tongue accent."
3. Jordan 4 Retro Slit Red Splatter Sneakers
"What makes this Jordan 4 stand out above the rest is all in the detail! The light red uppers, the gold hardware, and the black glitter on the midsoles make this a Jordan 4 unlike any other that has been released before."
4. Jordan 1 Retro Low Slip Chicago Sneakers
"This Air Jordan 1 takes on a different silhouette for women. Featuring a low-top slip-on design, and inspired by the exclusive Air Jordan 1 Varsity Red (2015), this shoe merges both comfort and a timeless colorway."
5. Jordan 4 Retro Fire Red Singles Day 2018 Sneakers
"Every year, Jordan Brand releases a sneaker on Singles Day. Last year they chose the Jordan 4 as the silhouette, but what is so different about this sneaker is that over time, the paint cracks to reveal a hidden design underneath the toe box and upper sole."
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